KIPA student journalists ready for the school year after ‘Back-to-School’ Boot Camp at Western

College journalists from across the state met at Western Kentucky University on Friday, Aug. 16 for the annual back-to-school boot camp. Topics ranged from how to develop enterprise projects to maximizing digital platform, marketing and branding, powerful visuals and collaboration. Michele Day, adviser to The Northerner at Northern Kentucky University, is the Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association representative on the KPA Board of Directors.

Keilen Frazier, left, an incoming freshman at Western Kentucky University, listens intently during one of the KIPA sessions. He will be on the College Heights Herald staff as a photographer for the 2019-20 school year.

Here are photos from the day, courtesy of Carrie Pratt, Multiplatform News Adviser, College Heights Herald.

Members of the College Heights Herald editorial board and staff: From left, Laurel Deppen, print managing editor; Keilen Frazier (mostly hidden), photographer; Silas Walker, multimedia editor; Jack Dobbs, reporter; Matt Stahl, news editor; Jeremy Chisenhall, editor-in-chief (mostly hidden), Nick Kezer, reporter.

Michele Day, KIPA representative to the KPA Board of Directors and Journalism Program Co-Director/Student Media Adviser, Department of Communication at Northern Kentucky University









Ryan Craig, adviser to the Kentucky Kernel and a KPA Past President

Northern Kentucky University’s Natalie Hamren, editor of The Northerner

Bailey Vandiver, left, former editor of the Kentucky Kernel, and Rick Childress, current editor of the Kernel, participate in a session on ‘Covering Tough Topics as Student Journalists.

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